Deferred decisions or the lack of decisions tend to cause disorganization, clutter and chaos! Think about it, if you don’t make a decision about whether to keep something, decide where to put things, decide on commitments/activities to participate in, decide to maintain organization, or decide to ask for help you aren’t going to change your circumstances.
I’d like to share a client story with you about decisions. This client was a virtual client of mine which means I coached her over the phone. She’s a lovely client, she took my advice and also thought of her own solutions.
Let’s call this client Laverne. Laverne had piles and piles of dirty dishes so I suggested she tackle them 10 minutes each day until she was caught up. We can do anything for 10 minutes, right?
During our next phone coaching session I asked Laverne about her dishes and her progress. She said, “Jill they are gone!” I told Laverne that I was so happy and proud of her and asked how she did it. Her response……”I threw them out!”
Wow, what a decision! Unconventional isn’t it? You know what, she made a decision and moved on. Now Laverne has one plate, one glass, and a couple spoons, knives and forks from Goodwill. Laverne decided to keep it simple and never face a pile of dirty dishes again.
Way to go Laverne! This solution isn’t for everyone but bottom line, she made a decision and moved on.